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Armstrong, Huie Zeigler (1852–1919)

Huie Armstrong, n.d.

Huie Armstrong, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 15 February 1919

Mr. Huie Zeigler Armstrong, of Nandillyan Ponds, Orange, N.S.W., seventh son—and last surviving member of the family, numbering eleven—of the late John Armstrong, of Bush Station, Geelong, Victoria, one of that State's early pioneers, died last month, aged 67 years.

The deceased was born near Geelong, and at the age of seventeen went to Salt Creek Station, near Mortlake, Victoria, to gain pastoral experience under his brother, the late Mr. Robert Grieve Armstrong. In 1871 he proceeded to East Charlton Station, on the Avoca River, near St. Arnaud, Victoria, where he became overseer. Three years later this property was sold, but Mr. Armstrong was appointed manager by the new owners. At the end of 1877 he returned to the Western District of Victoria for two years, and in 1879 was appointed manager of Benerembah Station, on the Murrumbidgee, the property of the late Sir Thomas Baillie. Then in 1881 he became the managing partner of the firm of A. Armstrong and Co., of Milroy and Moorabilla Stations, N.S.W., where he resided until 1909, with the exception of a short period of six months in 1895, when he took a trip to England, the Continent, and America on account of his health. Milroy was purchased by Dalgety and Co. Limited in 1895, but continued under Mr. Armstrong's management. In 1911 he bought Nandillyan Ponds, and lived there till the time of his death.

The late Mr. Armstrong was a splendid judge of sheep, and his connection with Dalgety and Co. was much valued by that firm. Mr. George Aitken, Melbourne manager, says:— "He was a man whose courage, ability, and devotion to duty won the respect and esteem of all who knew him. He was held in the highest regard by both management and staff here (Melbourne), and his death is deeply deplored."

He leaves a widow and several children, two of his sons having served in the recent war, while his daughter, Mrs. A. K. Jones, was the wife of the manager of Saltern Creek Station, Queensland, who died recently as the result of burns received while fighting bush fires.

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'Armstrong, Huie Zeigler (1852–1919)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/armstrong-huie-zeigler-22/text22, accessed 4 July 2020.

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